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Hand Tools Checklist

A checklist on hand tools, including items such as hazard identification, selection and inspection. Part of a collection. Click on the 'collection' bu...

Hand-Arm Vibration Checklist

A checklist for hand/arm vibration including items such as hazard identification, medical monitoring, training and tool design. Part of a collection....

Ailments Pose Dilemma for Workers' Comp.

Describes several workers who suffered debilitating diseases but have been unable to get workers’ comp in Texas. Part of a collection. Click on the...

Too High a Price : Kuderer

A newspaper article talking about a worker who spent 32 years installing carpet, linoleum, tile and parquet floors and now is permanently disabled fro...

Road to Regulation Paved with Conflicting Intentions

Discusses the conflict that often arises between protecting workers via strong regulations and dealing with large construction firms who oppose the re...

An Ergonomics Training Intervention With Construction Workers : Effects on Behavior and Perceptions

Presents the results of a study in which a two-hour ergonomics and body conditioning training module was presented to construction workers on a large...

Optimal Ergonomic Design of Concrete Cellular Blocks

A study of three different designs of concrete cellular blocks and their impact on the musculoskeletal issues of workers handling them....

Evaluation of Participative Projects in the Construction Industry : An Analysis of the Effectiveness of the Results in Practice

Report on the results of several projects in which a number of people participated in the design of mechanical devices to reduce labor....

Impact of Spatial Factors on Bricklaying Ergonomics

Report on the results of a study of the prevalence of musculoskeletal problems among masons and their perceived discomfort using different working pos...

The Influence of Work Organization in the Correct Postures Maintenance in Civil Construction Tasks

Reports on an observational study of civil engineering work in Brazil which uncovered several areas where work practices result in ergonomically unsaf...